precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
many objects thrown forcefully through the air
"a hail of pebbles"; "a hail of bullets"
acclaim, hail, herald(verb)
"The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"
be a native of
"She hails from Kalamazoo"
"hail a cab"
greet enthusiastically or joyfully
precipitate as small ice particles
"It hailed for an hour"
small roundish masses of ice precipitated from the clouds, where they are formed by the congelation of vapor. The separate masses or grains are called hailstones
to pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors
to pour forcibly down, as hail
healthy. See Hale (the preferable spelling)
to call loudly to, or after; to accost; to salute; to address
to name; to designate; to call
to declare, by hailing, the port from which a vessel sails or where she is registered; hence, to sail; to come; -- used with from; as, the steamer hails from New York
to report as one's home or the place from whence one comes; to come; -- with from
an exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting
a wish of health; a salutation; a loud call
Origin: [See Hail, v. t.]
Hail is a form of solid precipitation. It consists of balls or irregular lumps of ice, each of which is called a hailstone. Unlike graupel, which is made of rime, and ice pellets, which are smaller and translucent, hailstones – on Earth – consist mostly of water ice and measure between 5 and 200 millimetres in diameter. The METAR reporting code for hail 5 mm or greater is GR, while smaller hailstones and graupel are coded GS. Hail is possible within most thunderstorms as it is produced by cumulonimbi, and within 2 nautical miles of the parent storm. Hail formation requires environments of strong, upward motion of air with the parent thunderstorm and lowered heights of the freezing level. In the mid-latitudes, hail forms near the interiors of continents, while in the tropics, it tends to be confined to high elevations. There are methods available to detect hail-producing thunderstorms using weather satellites and weather radar imagery. Hailstones generally fall at higher speeds as they grow in size, though complicating factors such as melting, friction with air, wind, and interaction with rain and other hailstones can slow their descent through Earth's atmosphere. Severe weather warnings are issued for hail when the stones reach a damaging size, as it can cause serious damage to human-made structures and, most commonly, farmers' crops.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hāl, v.t. to greet: to call to, at a distance: to address one passing.—n. a call: greeting.—interj. or imper. (lit.) may you be in health.—n. Hail′-fell′ow, a familiar friend.—adj. on hearty and intimate terms—'Hail, fellow! well met,' often used as a kind of descriptive adjective.—Hail from, to come from. [Ice. heill, health.]
hāl, n. frozen rain or particles of ice falling from the clouds.—v.i. to rain hail.—v.t. to pour down in rapid succession.—ns. Hail′shot, small shot which scatters like hail; Hail′stone, a single stone or ball of hail; Hail′-storm, a storm accompanied with hail.—adj. Hail′y. [A.S. hagol; Ger. hagel.]
The numerical value of HAIL in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of HAIL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The hail came out of nowhere so it was kind of shocking.
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word.
When asked about his favorite song, I think 'Hail to the Chief' has a nice ring to it.
If this area does see hail, it is the size of a dime, definitely no bigger than a quarter.
Ave Dolce Vita, Rex Regum! Hail Sweet Life, King of Kings! We love you and we believe in you!
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Translations for HAIL
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- цӏер, гороAvaric
- calamarsaCatalan, Valencian
- kroupy, padat kroupy, přivolat, krupobitíCzech
- cenllysg, bwrw cenllysg, cesair, bwrw cesairWelsh
- hagl, hilDanish
- Hagel, hageln, grüßenGerman
- χαλάζι, κράζω, χαιρετώGreek
- hajli, saluti, hajloEsperanto
- pedrisco, granizo, granizar, saludar, llamarSpanish
- txingor, kazkabarBasque
- rakeet, sataa rakeita, tervehtiä, raesade, kutsuaFinnish
- héler, grêle, grêler, saluerFrench
- hagelWestern Frisian
- clach-mheallainScottish Gaelic
- pedrazo, sarabiaGalician
- ओला, पुकारनाHindi
- jégszem, jégeső esik, jégesőHungarian
- hujan batu, hujan esIndonesian
- greluno, grelarIdo
- haglél, heilsaIcelandic
- grandinare, salutare, grandine, chiamareItalian
- gijlok, terg, تهرزهKurdish
- keser, gul keserCornish
- grandō, grandinatLatin
- hukākapu, hukāwhatu, hukātara, uawhatuMāori
- град, па́ѓа град, поздра́вуваMacedonian
- hujan es, hujan batuMalay
- hagelen, begroeten, hagelDutch
- hagle, haglNorwegian
- ńlóNavajo, Navaho
- granissa, grellaOccitan
- granizo, granizar, saudar, saraivaPortuguese
- garneala, garniala, garnela, granellaRomansh
- grindina, salutaRomanian
- град, град идёт, приве́тствовать, оклика́тьRussian
- gràndhine, gràndili, gràndhile, randhinareSardinian
- гра̑д, pada grad, pozdraviti, ту̏ча, grȃd, пада град, поздравити, tȕčaSerbo-Croatian
- hagla, hell, hagelSwedish
- dolu yağmak, doluTurkish
- mưa đáVietnamese
- grälön, grälVolapük
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